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Gardendale couple donates 17 pounds of pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House

The Boffas arrive at the Ronald McDonald House Charities. (Source: WBRC video) The Boffas arrive at the Ronald McDonald House Charities. (Source: WBRC video)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A generous donation that took years to collect was given to the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House on Thursday.

For more than 10 years, Bobbie Boffa of Gardendale has been collecting pop tabs off soda cans. On Thursday, she and her husband and a family friend delivered 17 pounds of the pop tabs.

“There's a lot of ways to help these folks even volunteering,”said Bobbie's husband, Bob. “It's all about helping little kids and their families.”

Pop tab donations are just one way the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama funds its annual budget of $1.4 million. Also, they are gathering support for their own car tag. They need 1,000 pre-commitments before that can happen. Stephanie Langford, marketing director for the charity, said that would generate nearly $200,000 a year.

The House is having a planning a Gala and Golf tournament later this year, as well as a Bowlapalooza March 21 at Brunswick Lanes in Birmingham. 

“Every little bit helps,” Langford said. “It really does take the whole community and whatever people can give, it's important to keep this house going for the families.”

If you'd like to help the House, please visit http://www.rmhca.org/ 

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